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Cadence is the leader in hardware emulation and prototyping technology. Within the System Verification Group, System Engineering (SE) team is responsible to define, validate and enable the platform.
Looking for a hands-on system integration and platform validation engineer who wants to expand their scope, become an expert in a complex multi-rack system, and grow their career.
This position is located in our San Jose headquarters office
Lead the integration of the tested units into a complete system with circuitry, hardware, thermal mechanical, optical, firmware, and system software working together.
Define system bring-up criteria, self-tests, and start-up and shut-down sequences.
Define, develop, and document system integration plans and procedures, and manage and direct the test engineers in the implementation and completion of those plans.
Develop and execute platform validation plans to expose design issues in HW / FW / SW early, validate against the product specifications including performance, and qualify for production release.
Replicate customer issues, including performance problems. Perform initial analysis of error logs from customer design simulation runs.
Debug and isolate system-level issues down to host servers, subsystems, ASIC / FPGAs, firmware modules, and runtime diagnostics.
Develop platform specific validation tests. Leverage tests developed by others. Package tests for production and field use.
Help to specify and validate system requirements for RAS (reliability availability serviceability), testability, debug-ability, ease of installation, and robustness in error handling, from the bring-up or system debug viewpoints.
Work with the field personnel on installation procedures, the debugging process, and FRU definition, and drive for the inclusion of these in the design specifications and implementation.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. Master’s degree preferred.
At least 9 years of relevant experience in large system (hardware, firmware & software) design, testing and validation.
Knowledge in a variety of areas and the ability to learn quickly and assess many advanced technologies.
Must be a technical expert in system / board / firmware bring-up, debug and validation. Hands-on experience with SERDES and optical cabling is required.
Experience with ASIC and FPGA bring-up and debug is a major plus.
Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to drive for timely resolution and closure of cross-functional platform issues.
Agility and ability in handling many diverse tasks.
Need to be self-motivation and the ability to work with many different disciplines : software design engineers, firmware engineers, FPGA designers, ASIC developers, PCB designers, and mechanical and packaging engineers.
Knowledgeable in embedded firmware, real-time operating system (RTOS), HW / SW interactions, and programming and scripting skills such as Python, C++ or equivalent.
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